UPDATED April 7, 2020 3:35 PM — Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has announced that residents of the city can now do medical consultations for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease online through its newly launched app in partnership with Pilipinas TeleHealth!
With Pilipinas TeleHealth, residents don’t have to go out of their houses anymore to seek medical attention if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. All they have to do is book an appointment online with doctors stationed at the City Health Office building. A dedicated ambulance and medical personnel will then be the ones to go to their houses if they are suspected to have the illness.
The main purpose of the TeleHealth program is to protect the medical front-liners from being exposed to the virus.
“Ito’y ginagawa natin hindi para pangalagaan lamang iyong indibiduwal na tumawag o iyong nakakaramdam ng sakit, kundi pati ang komunidad,” Teodoro said in a statement to reporters.
(“We are doing this not only for the persons affected but also for the community.”)
Online medical consultations are scheduled on weekdays from 8 AM to 12 NN and 1 PM to 5 PM. Registration can be done through the official VSee website. You will also find the apps to download if using a smartphone through the same link.
As of writing, the Philippines has 3,660 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 73 recoveries and 163 deaths.
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